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Pokémon World Championship 2013 Winners Crowned!

Aug 12, 2013

The Pokémon World Championships were held in Vancouver, Canada this past weekend, attracting players from over 25 different countries. This year the finals were truly international, featuring players from Czech Republic, Japan, Australia, France, Italy, and the United States.

Winners Announced!

2013 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)

  • World Champion: Ondrej Kujal (Czech Republic)
  • Second Place: Yugo Sato (Japan)

2013 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)

  • World Champion: Kaiwen Cabbabe (Australia)
  • Second Place: Clement Lamberton (France)

2013 Pokémon Trading Card Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)

  • World Champion: Jason Klaczynski (United States)
  • Second Place: Simon Narode (United States)

2013 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Junior Division (born in 2002 or later)

  • World Champion: Brendan Zheng (United States)
  • Second Place: Fuko Nakamichi  (Japan)

2013 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Senior Division (born in 1998–2001)

  • World Champion: Hayden McTavish (United States)
  • Second Place: Ben Hickey (United States)

2013 Pokémon Video Game World Finalists—Masters Division (born in 1997 or earlier)

  • World Champion: Arash Ommati (Italy)
  • Second Place: Ryouske Kosuge (Japan)

Milestones!

Ondrej Kujal, the Trading Card Game Junior Division Champion, became the first player representing Czech Republic to win the title. Also for the first time, a South African player received an invite for the Championships.

Looking Ahead

During the Closing Ceremony, the location for next year’s Pokémon World Championships was announced, and it will be in the United State’s Capital – Washington D.C.! A new season of Pokémon Trading Card Game and Video Game has begun, so grab those cards or that DS and start training for next year’s Pokémon World Championships!

Have Your Say

Did you participate in the Pokémon festivities this past weekend? Did you watch the intense final matches between the players? Will you be attending Pokémon World Championships next year? Comment below to let us know!

 

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